The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 92 78 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.72% 17.22% 20.05%
As % of the Vendors category 55.09% 34.98% 48.37%
Number of salaries quoted 81 62 68
Median salary £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £19,250 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
167 223 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.23% 49.23% 41.44%
Number of salaries quoted 141 189 149
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +21 29 £40,000 +39.79% 6
Chorley -7 12 £31,500 -5.97% 1
Blackpool +7 8 £23,250 -41.87% 3
Burnley -7 6 £33,750 +22.72%
Skelmersdale - 6 £32,500 - 1
Darwen - 5 £26,000 -
Blackburn +1 4 £28,000 -8.19% 2
Clitheroe - 4 - -
Newton-le-Willows +1 2 £24,000 +26.31%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 80 (50.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (36.94%) SQL
3 49 (31.21%) Windows
3 49 (31.21%) MS Excel
4 47 (29.94%) C#
5 43 (27.39%) .NET
6 37 (23.57%) MVC
6 37 (23.57%) JavaScript
7 35 (22.29%) Finance
7 35 (22.29%) ASP.NET
7 35 (22.29%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (21.02%) CSS
9 31 (19.75%) Active Directory
10 29 (18.47%) Management Information System
11 28 (17.83%) Web Development
11 28 (17.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (16.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (16.56%) WCF
13 24 (15.29%) SDLC
13 24 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (15.29%) MS Office
14 22 (14.01%) jQuery
15 21 (13.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (12.10%) VB
16 19 (12.10%) VMware
16 19 (12.10%) Degree
16 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (11.46%) Mentoring
17 18 (11.46%) Windows Server
17 18 (11.46%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.46%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.55%) CMS
4 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.27%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (31.21%) MS Excel
2 24 (15.29%) MS Office
3 5 (3.18%) MS Project
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.91%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.64%) Firewall
2 10 (6.37%) DHCP
2 10 (6.37%) DNS
2 10 (6.37%) WAN
3 9 (5.73%) LAN
4 7 (4.46%) SAN
4 7 (4.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.18%) VPN
6 4 (2.55%) Internet
7 3 (1.91%) Broadband
7 3 (1.91%) PBX
8 2 (1.27%) MPLS
8 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (0.64%) FTP
9 1 (0.64%) Network Security
9 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (50.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (13.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Power View
4 15 (9.55%) PowerPivot
5 14 (8.92%) Power BI
6 13 (8.28%) Pentaho
6 13 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (7.01%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.10%) QlikView
9 6 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (3.18%) MongoDB
10 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
10 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.91%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (5.73%) MSTest
2 8 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.18%) Moq
3 5 (3.18%) NUnit
3 5 (3.18%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.91%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.91%) Subversion
6 2 (1.27%) MSI
6 2 (1.27%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (1.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (22.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Advertising
3 7 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.82%) Marketing
5 5 (3.18%) Billing
6 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Local Government
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (41.40%) Developer
2 40 (25.48%) Analyst
3 37 (23.57%) .NET Developer
4 29 (18.47%) C# Developer
5 25 (15.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (13.38%) .NET Web Developer
6 21 (13.38%) Web Developer
7 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (11.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (11.46%) C# Web Developer
9 17 (10.83%) IT Analyst
10 13 (8.28%) Support Analyst
11 12 (7.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (7.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (7.64%) IT Support
12 11 (7.01%) IT Support Analyst
13 8 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (5.10%) Analyst Developer
13 8 (5.10%) SQL Analyst
13 8 (5.10%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.39%) .NET
2 35 (22.29%) ASP.NET
3 33 (21.02%) CSS
4 28 (17.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (16.56%) WCF
6 22 (14.01%) jQuery
7 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (11.46%) .NET Framework
9 17 (10.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (10.83%) Web Services
10 14 (8.92%) HTML
11 8 (5.10%) SOAP
12 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 5 (3.18%) Ajax
13 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (3.18%) Castle Windsor
13 5 (3.18%) Ninject
13 5 (3.18%) Spring.NET
13 5 (3.18%) Unity DI Container
14 4 (2.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.47%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.37%) iPad
3 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Licensing
4 6 (3.82%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.82%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.18%) Blog
5 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.18%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (3.18%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.55%) Clustering
6 4 (2.55%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.55%) Fintech
6 4 (2.55%) Replication
7 3 (1.91%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.27%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.27%) FMCG
8 2 (1.27%) iPhone
8 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.21%) Windows
2 18 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.37%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.18%) Unix
6 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.27%) Solaris
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.64%) Debian
7 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) MVC
2 35 (22.29%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (17.83%) Web Development
4 24 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.29%) SDLC
5 18 (11.46%) Mentoring
6 16 (10.19%) Change Management
7 14 (8.92%) OO
7 14 (8.92%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (8.92%) Project Management
7 14 (8.92%) Release Management
7 14 (8.92%) Scrum
7 14 (8.92%) Unit Testing
7 14 (8.92%) Web Application Development
8 13 (8.28%) Analytics
8 13 (8.28%) Data Analytics
8 13 (8.28%) Kanban
9 12 (7.64%) Dashboard Development
9 12 (7.64%) OOP
9 12 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.94%) SQL
2 47 (29.94%) C#
3 37 (23.57%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.10%) VB
5 18 (11.46%) VBA
6 12 (7.64%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.10%) VBScript
8 7 (4.46%) C
9 5 (3.18%) PHP
9 5 (3.18%) VB6
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) COBOL
10 2 (1.27%) Java
11 1 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 19 (12.10%) Degree
2 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.18%) MCP
4 3 (1.91%) MCSE
5 2 (1.27%) CCNA
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.27%) MCSA
5 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.64%) CCNP
6 1 (0.64%) HND
6 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) QA
2 5 (3.18%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (3.18%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.55%) VMware Server
6 4 (2.55%) XenApp
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.64%) Postfix
8 1 (0.64%) Varnish
8 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) AppDNA
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) VMware
2 10 (6.37%) Citrix
3 9 (5.73%) Cisco
4 7 (4.46%) Remedy
5 6 (3.82%) Oracle
6 4 (2.55%) Tableau
7 3 (1.91%) BT
7 3 (1.91%) Dell
7 3 (1.91%) Lotus
7 3 (1.91%) Sage
7 3 (1.91%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.27%) AppSense
8 2 (1.27%) BMC
8 2 (1.27%) Cognos
8 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (1.27%) Twitter
9 1 (0.64%) Meraki
9 1 (0.64%) Rackspace
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Pontoon
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
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Salary: to £35k DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interquest - ECOM
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + iPad, Laptop & Phone
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Salary: Unspecified Bonus, RSU, Pension, Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insura
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CIC Preston
Salary: From £25,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CIC Preston
Salary: From £25,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
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Lancashire
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Salary: Very Competitive + Benefits Package
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Salary: From £25,000 to £52,000 per annum
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